In the face of natural disaster

I know this will sound crazy to most people, but I’m OK with sounding crazy right now. I am one of those people who believe we are made of energy, and we are connected to one another and the planet via that energy. It is one of the reasons I started this blog without coming right out and admitting it. If our own energy is positive, it will create more positive energy. Yeah, I’m one of those people.

Natural disasters happen. I understand that. But we have experienced two devastating hurricanes here, and Mexico was hit today with its second earthquake in a month. Could all the hatred and anxiety resulting from our political climate have ¬†an impact on our planet and Mother Nature? Yes, I am crazy enough to believe it can. Then again perhaps it is Mother Nature’s way of saying neighbors (or people in general) should love one another and disaster is the only way to accomplish that right now.

I don’t know. I realize I sound nutso. My thoughts are with the folks in Mexico and Houston and Florida and the Caribbean who have suffered these disasters of late, as well as those in Bangladesh and other places around the world who are also suffering similar fates. I realize it is likely climate change, but I also feel that our disconnect with the planet that is causing climate change comes from a disconnect within ourselves. But that is a post for another day.

I simply want to ask that, in the off chance that my weird ideas have any basis in reality, that we all work on ourselves in the coming days, weeks and months. That we love ourselves and take care of ourselves so that we can be more loving and caring to others – no matter their race, religion or place of origin.

Even if it doesn’t have an impact on the disaster themselves, it can at least have an impact on the recovery. When there is more peace, love and compassion in the world, ¬†recovery becomes much easier. There are large swaths of people in recovery mode right now. The least we can do is create an environment where healing and recovery can take place.